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Kids Knitting.

Kids Knitting. Melanie Falick. New York: Artisan (800-722-7202), 1998. Illus., hardcover. 128pp., $17.95.

Beginning with the simple statement that knitting is a way of connecting small loops of yarn to create a fabric, this book uses straight forward language, step-by-step instructions and bold, colorful illustrations to present the notion that knitting can be a rewarding and fun experience for young people, including boys, of all ages. A brief history of knitting is followed by a short list of necessary tools and materials, most of which can be easily obtained or made, Means of turning undyed wool into bright colors with Kool-Aid powder and other improvisational means, should get young knitters underway with sections on knitting scarves, beanbags, hats, socks, patchwork afghans, tote bags, puppets, backpacks and more. Clever, full-color drawings of knitting techniques, embroidery stitches and other stitch patterns are intriguing, informative and un-intimidating. Concluding sections discuss knitting around the world, the reading of knitting patterns, yarn sources and the washing and storing of handknits. A good craft resource for elementary grades.
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Title Annotation:Review
Author:Anderson, Kent
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Mar 1, 2000
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